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Nohliife
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Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:41 pm
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:35 am 
 

As this is probably the best site for more obscure bands and the community seems invested I'd love to see some genre tag feature connected to this site's library. I'm guessing that many music lovers like me when scrolling through their Giga-/Terabytes of music often notice band names not recognized by heart. The multitude of different genres naming in the tags are just as confusing and give no useful hint. Yeah I could change it manually to my liking by listening but thought that an online standardized database would be awesome. Like "freedb.org" but that site more often than not returns nothing more useful than e.g. "metal".

Have I missed any useful site that does metal any good and has some automatic tagging feature? (Or a thread already discussing this perhaps?)

Unfortunately I'm no coder myself so can't be of much help on that side of things.

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Nohliife
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:17 pm 
 

Just so we're clear – I'm not promoting piracy.
I've never downloaded anything in my life.
I don't even know what piracy is.
Pi-racy..
Pies racing each other?
Screw that.

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PaganiusI
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Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:49 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:15 pm 
 

Ever heard of a site called Encyclopaedia Metallum. I heard they implemented a "mod system" to tag bands and judge their metalness. Worked quite well thus far.
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Nohliife
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:04 pm 
 

Don't be rude. I just thought that as I'm ripping my collection of some thousand CDs and going through my LEGAL downloads from various places, and know there's a lot of metalheads out there, it might be beneficial for a lot of users to have access to an automatic tag feature.

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HouseSpiders
Heavy Metal C-3PO

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:05 am
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:30 pm 
 

Just to be clear: I believe you are talking about being able to see a band's genre field from your collection? Or have I misunderstood? This thread is a bit confusing. My suggestion to you is to bookmark bands of which you own an album - the genres appear in your bookmarked list, unlike your collection, so I believe you would find the quick genre access you are seeking there...
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Nohliife
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:11 pm 
 

What I mean is that whenever you for example rip a CD you get the song titles and album title easily written to the meta tags of the files. I.e the name of album and titles of the songs. However the genre not so much. So whenever you want to listen to for example sludge metal in your media player, all those sludge bands that aren't listed as such don't pop up.

Now I surely understand that if I would have been careful and wrote down my own nomenclature or gone online, searching for metal-archive's genres and manually inserting what it says at every album's meta tags there wouldn't be any problem. But I haven't. And I figure many of you haven't. So a way to batch-write the genres to the meta tags of all albums of my collection with just the press of a button would be kind of awesome. Or am I just lazy?


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Nohliife
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 pm 
 

Of course I'm lazy, but am I the only one looking for this feature?

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